TEPE Conference 2008

November 12, 2007


Final call for papers on the theme of
Teacher Education in Europe: mapping the landscape and looking to the future

Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 February 2008
Venue: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education

The Organising Committee of the TEPE Network invites you to participate in a conference which will focus on current and potential future developments within Teacher Education in Europe. The TEPE Network was formally established at its inaugural meeting in Tallinn in February 2007 with an overarching aim to develop Teacher Education (TE) policy recommendations at institutional, national and European level.

The conference will aim to address the central goals of the TEPE Network which relate to:

– Advancing research in and on Teacher Education

– Increasing mobility and extending the European Dimension in Teacher Education

– Enhancing quality through the renewal of evaluation cultures in Teacher Education

Revised dates

03 December 2007 – Submission of abstracts (300 words max. including title and key words) and registration at City Hotel, Ljubljana

14 December 2007 – Decisions on proposals

15 January 2008 – Submission of initial papers which will be made in available in advance via the conference web site 

15 March 2008 – Submission of final papers for publication in a monograph arising from the conference

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Bernard Cornu, Directeur de la Formation – CNED (Centre National d’Enseignement à Distance), Directeur de CNED-EIFAD, Poitiers, France

Prof. Sheelagh Drudy, Head of the School of Education & Lifelong Learning, University College Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Hannele Niemi, Vice-Rector, University of Helsinki, Finland

Prof. Pavel Zgaga, Director of the Centre for Educational Policy Studies, Faculty of Education University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

For registration and further information about the TEPE Conference 2008:


Organising Committee

Dr Björn Åstrand, Dean of the Faculty of Teacher Education, Umeå University, Sweden

Eve Eisenschmidt, Head of Teacher Education, Tallinn University, Estonia

Professor Brian Hudson, Head of Research, Department of Interactive Media and Learning, Faculty of Teacher Education, Umeå University, Sweden

Mart Laanpere, Head of Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Estonia

Professor Pavel Zgaga, Director of the Centre for Educational Policy Studies, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia